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2 months ago | Squads

MIDDLESEX NAME FOURTEEN MAN SQUAD TO FACE KENT SPITFIRES IN THE ROYAL LONDON CUP AT RADLETT TOMORROW

Middlesex make just one change to their squad to take on Kent Spitfires at Radlett tomorrow in the Royal London Cup, with fourteen of the fifteen named for Tuesday's clash against Lancashire retaining their places in the squad.

The one omission is top order batsman, Sam Robson, who misses out, having picked up a hamstring injury when playing on Tuesday at Old Trafford. Middlesex's medical team expect Robson to be side-lined for three to four weeks, ruling him out of the remainder of the Royal London Cup.

With Robson dropping out, the door opens for either Max Holden or Varun Chopra to make a return to the starting eleven, as Middlesex go in hunt of their third consecutive win in the competition.

An outstanding all-round performance against Worcestershire last Sunday saw Middlesex secure their first win of the campaign with a 13 run victory, which they followed up with a 6 run victory against Lancashire on Tuesday. Those wins, both secured against previously unbeaten sides who sat in the top two of the Group A table, have taken Middlesex to 5 points and to fifth place in the group, with three games remaining - all against sides below them in the table.

With momentum on their side and confidence growing game by game, Middlesex will be hopeful of adding another two points to their tally tomorrow, against a Kent side who are yet to open their account in this season's fifty over campaign and sit bottom of the table on two points.

Much like Middlesex, Kent have been hit hard by Hundred call-ups, and they'll be missing six key names tomorrow, with Joe Denly, Sam Billings, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Alex Blake, Freddie Klassen and Jordan Cox all missing at Radlett tomorrow, whilst Zac Crawley is also away, currently on Test duty with England.

It may well be a very different looking Kent side turning up at Radlett tomorrow, but Middlesex need look no further than the Vitality Blast clash between the two sides at Lord's just a short time ago to remind them that this counts for nothing!

Middlesex's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the List-A competition will take an enormous boost tomorrow if they can overcome Kent at Radlett, and that should be incentive enough to see them focussed on the job in hand.

Middlesex's fourteen man squad to face Kent Spitfires is as follows:

Peter Handscomb (captain)

Martin Andersson

Ethan Bamber

Varun Chopra

Jack Davies

Josh De Caires

Stephen Eskinazi

Toby Greatwood

James Harris

Max Harris

Max Holden

Luke Hollman

Robbie White (wicket-keeper)

Thilan Walallawita


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Royal London One-Day Cup - Group A
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Duration: 1 day

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